Olympia London has announced that it is joining forces with the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to tackle food waste in September.
The venue is aiming to encourage all staff and catering partners to monitor personal and corporate wastage with the goal to completely drop food waste from the menu.
WRAP works with businesses and communities to promote a healthy “circular economy by helping to reduce waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way”.
Olympia said: “Food waste is currently one of the biggest sustainability problems challenging the planet. It takes an enormous amount of time, resources and energy to cultivate food and yet, figures reveal that 1/3 of all produce is thrown away. “
To combat this, the venue is is spearheading the message ‘your business is food; don’t throw it away’ and signing its onsite catering partners up to WRAP’s new campaign.
It will also track waste by measuring deteriorated food, preparation waste, inedible waste and plate waste.
In addition to catering partners, the venue is inviting all staff to get involved and measure their own food waste during September; plus offering tips on portion control (reducing plate waste) and planning meals / shopping smarter to avoid food going out of date.
All participants are invited to record their own food waste and share experiences with colleagues, friends and social media.